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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 29, 2011 7:41pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Search Results for Multi-Volume Works are Unhelpful

"The main goal is to put as many items up as is possible."

Why is that the main goal? By the way, i'm not being sarcastic or flippant, it's something i've pondered since reading an article somewhere (sorry i forget the source) where that was mentioned regarding the archive.org goals. To me, it rather comes across as a race-to-the-finish type approach or attitude, and for what reason? Is the earth going to end tomorrow? Will we function better as a society by having immediate access and everything now now now?? In other words, what is the urgency? And yes, i realize that paper texts are not going to last forever, but can there not be some perspective applied?

There was a time when people took the long view and their creations were and are remarkable to behold, and rich with a quality of the infinite that we as a society have replaced instead with a zeal for wanting it all now. More more more, now now now.